Collaborate with BroadStreet and help us make our current tools better!
Build a CHNA Template
Help us build a CHNA template or chapter that we can bring to the community.
Build a Brand New Community Tool
We love exploring new ideas that are brought to us by creative communities. Share your idea with us!
Define Preventable Health Outcomes
Work with us to define community based preventable health outcomes.
Would you like to share data within BroadStreet or license BroadStreet data? Let’s discuss data sharing.
Become a Sponsor
Become a BroadStreet sponsor to build new tools and analyses.
Current Tools by BroadStreet
Automated Community Health Needs Assessments
Generate the start of a report in under 5 min. Automated reports to look at and track any community.
Interactive dashboards to embed on your website and share with communities and organizations.
Area Deprivation Index
Our tool calculates deprivation by for your community and highlights populations at risk for adverse health outcomes. Our tool also reveals racial disparities in deprivation.
Frequently Asked Questions for Collaborators
Q: What are the steps involved in building a tool with BroadStreet?
Great question. It always starts with a conversation with us – we are real people! If your idea meets certain criteria, we create a proposal based on how long it will take us to create the tool. Our upfront development cost could be offset by introducing new people to BroadStreet and/or having people use your tool – that option will be included in the proposal.
Q: What are the criteria that BroadStreet is looking for?
We want to make tools that benefit a lot of people and that people want to use. One of our strictest criteria is scalability. Can this be used in more than 1 city? Can the tool be used by anyone who wants to use it (Yay!) or is it restricted to a certain group (Boo)? Regarding “want-ability”, we look for evidence that if we build this tool, people will find it useful.
Q: Can I make money by having a tool on BroadStreet?
Yes. How does it work? We currently have a membership model – people pay a monthly membership to have access to BroadStreet tools. Every time your tool is used, we keep track and a percentage of that member’s monthly fee is redistributed to back to you.
Q: If I create a tool with BroadStreet, who gets credit as the author?
You, of course! Your name and/or the name of your organization will appear whenever the tool is used.
Q: If I design a tool, do I own the tool?
A tool is made up of words, pictures, maps, graphs, and analytics. Any of those that you create remain yours to use outside of BroadStreet. In fact, any words, pictures, maps, graphs, and analyticsthat BroadStreet creates, you can ALSO use – just please attribute BroadStreet authors.
Q: Can I brand the tool with our organizational name?
Sure. We obviously give your organization full credit on tools that you help to create. Another branding option is to embed the tool on your website – embedding would be considered an “enterprise solution”. If you are interested in that, let’s talk.
Q: If I share data with BroadStreet, is it still our data?
Yes, of course. Obviously, publicly-available data remains in the public domain. If you have a non-public dataset or a dataset you have curated, then there will be a data sharing agreement that specifies how it can (and cannot) be used.
Q: If I create analytics for a BroadStreet tool, do the analytics still belong to me?
Yes. Outside of BroadStreet, you can reuse your analytics to your heart’s content. We don’t “buy exclusive rights” to analytics. That would be weird. We do require that a brief (3 paragraph) methods paper is written if the methods have not yet been published in the public domain. We’ve found that people have a hard time trusting numbers when they don’t know how they were created. We also believe in the value of learning from each other. Sharing the actual SPSS, STATA, SAS, or R code on our GitHub page is completely your choice.
Q: I need to write out my methods for BroadStreet - Would that be considered a peer reviewed article?
Su-u-u-u-u-ure. We internally peer review all analytic methods before they go into tools. It’s only 3 paragraphs (background, data, analytics), but we would count it! Will your organization count it? That’s the real question…
Q: What is “black boxing”?
Black boxing means keeping analytic methods private and proprietary. We prefer to openly share rather than to “black box” our analytic methods. We understand and respect that it is sometimes necessary to keep trade secrets. It’s just not our style.